• May 11, 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: Paul S. Berry

    Canadians, on occasion, have used money as a signboard for political protest, a platform for social commentary and even as a handy notepad on which to record fleeting thoughts before they are lost.
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  • April 27, 2016 Virtual Reality?

    By: Graham Iddon

    The history of technology is littered with the smoking wreckage of inventions that were ahead of their time or had otherwise jumped the gun on some supporting aspect of their design. Until recently, VR had been one such invention.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • April 11, 2016 A bankNOTEable Woman

    By: Graham Iddon

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    Representing significant women on national currency is gaining momentum all over the world. At least 12 countries currently feature historically notable women on their money…
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  • March 30, 2016 Museum Reconstruction - Part 4

    By: Graham Iddon

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    It seems a pretty strange building but now it has a solid roof, glass walls and doors. Doors? Ah, there’s your clue. It’s no skateboard park—it’s the entrance portico for the Bank of Canada Museum.
    Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Planning
  • March 15, 2016 Decoding E-Money II

    By: Graham Iddon

    This has been an extremely challenging exhibition to develop. We are taking, for us, the unprecedented step of interpreting something that is not only current but continually changing.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • March 1, 2016 CMA Museum Enterprises Conference 2016

    By: Nicole Gurski

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    At the end of January, 2016 I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Museums Association Museum Enterprises Conference in Toronto. This three-day event focused on visitor services in museums, art galleries and even aquariums and zoos.
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  • February 18, 2016 New Acquisitions

    By: David Bergeron

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    In late April of 2015, the National Currency Collection finally succeeded in acquiring a Spanish gold cob—famous in legends and tales of pirates and their buried treasures!
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  • February 1, 2016 The Gopher Hole Museum

    By: Graham Iddon

    The Gopher Hole Museum
    Though packed with carefully prepared specimens, this is not a natural history museum. No, this is a social history museum housing 47 dioramas featuring 77 stuffed gophers.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 19, 2016 Emergency Response and Salvage Workshop

    By: Patricia Measures

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    Although we already have a disaster plan for the National Currency Collection, Ms. McCraith offered some great resource information and suggested ways to update and improve our plan.
    Content Type(s): Blog
  • January 6, 2016 The Digitization Discussion Group

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    Have you ever scanned or taken a digital picture of an old document or photo to make a safe copy or to send it to a friend or colleague? You probably have, which means you have taken on a small digitization project.
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